He looked around and smiled. This wasn’t a bad place to work. The company had got its energy back since the pandemic. To his right, a spirited argument about a design. Over on the left Chris and Sam were playing with post it notes. He turned around, Charlie was making a coffee, humming that song from last night’s final episode. There was a life to work. He sat at his desk. He had to finish the report. He moved his mug to one side and logged in. The walls faded to grey, a family photo above his keyboard. Silence fell.